What is Library 2.0?

I am preparing for the California School Library Association conference workshop this Thursday.  I was working on this slide that compares Library 1.0 with Library 2.0.  It looks a little like this:


“In Library Only” NOW “In the school and the world”

“Information controlled in library” NOW “Information controlled by the user/student/teacher”

“Static library website”  NOW “Dynamic user websites”

“publishing”  NOW “participating”

What other comparisons would you add?

5 Responses to “What is Library 2.0?”

  1. 1 Keely Chapman November 12, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    Hi Rob,

    What about:

    One-way (to Library users) NOW Two-way (to and from users)

    Or, something implying that with Library 2.0, it’s no longer acceptable or appropriate for libraries/library staff to assume they know what patrons need and make no effort to be responsive and that by using Library 2.0, libraries are almost forced to be responsive. That’s a big shift in thinking, but it’s possible because we now have the technology to be in greater communication with our clients.


  2. 2 June Keuhn November 13, 2007 at 8:44 am

    What about

    Only available locally NOW available worldwide

  3. 3 robdarrow November 15, 2007 at 5:35 am

    Great thoughts! I added them to my presentation.

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  2. 2 Filozófia és gyakorlat, avagy mi fán terem a K2, de mostmár tényleg… at élet és könyvtár Trackback on November 14, 2007 at 10:11 am

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